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with the dpw they say it's still up for discussion. and they won't really give us a clear answer. it's been really frustrating and affected our business dramatically from where we can operate. that is one thing. then other thing i wanted to touch upon. there is a big common misconception that many people in restaurant associations and in building management have been making about that food trucks are not healthy. that is a big misconception about what current food trucks are able to produce. we are an indian food truck, punjabi and half of our menu is vegetarian and vegan. very healthy for you. so i think they are just kind of slowing stones to knock us down. that has been a little upsetting. if you look at the true ethnicity of all healthy food that have come out of the food trucks from filipino, vietnamese and korean, it's a healthy option for people in san francisco that is really a food capital of this nation and it's really welcoming and something that people should be aware of. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon commissioners. my name i
to -- for those who tend to appeal, would appeal, because dpw is not -- dpw is not going to be issuing the notices. there is a 300' notice requirement and a 30-day, correct? yes. so that is already in place. so again, just what is maintaining is that should the permit be contested, again then again dpw can take into consideration the like food and 300 feet. those considerations are still being maintained. when we initially made the initial regulation, the consideration of the like food within 4 -- 300 feet. i think currently and andres, maybe you can come up to make sure this is clear. it's following the current formula retail requirements. my understanding is that formula retail mobile food vendors would not have to go through the conditional use process there. it's where the conditional use process requirements are set upon formula retail, which is in the n-c districts except for the places where formula retail is not allowed. >> it says before dpw even issued a permit there is a requirement that it be heard at the planning commission and in effect in the practical sense of wh
of tons of appeals of dpw food truck permits to the board of appeals and i got involved to see if we could broker some sort of peace to make sure everyone could go forward and the food scene could continue to thrive in san francisco. i convened a couple different working groups working with business owners, restaurant owners, food truck operators, and then also with san francisco unified school district and school lunch advocates. our goal being to come up with a fair and transparent set of rules for this area. based on more than a year's worth of work i recently introduced this group -- this package of legislation, that i think moves us in the right direction. the legislation has five parts. the first has to do with the distance between food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants. there is the very first time to my knowledge we have ever had a mandatory buffer zone in between food trucks and brick-and-mortar restaurants. there has been discretionary consideration of the number of feet, but never had it mandated. instead it was a discretionary 300' buffer. this legislation will do two t
the engineering group. we have dan -- who i see i missed. excuse me. we have dpw who did the design for the area. we have them with the living classroom and maybe it was going to be in another area but it's going to be here at the port of san francisco and had the help of a number of agencies and the parks department and keeping as gorgeous and welcoming as it is. this part was not a park for long. originally this was supposed to be a terminal and imagine if we can containers stacked around here. instead we have a place for humans to come and enjoy, dogs to come and enjoy, the children come and learn about the natural habitat about one of the areas that is best weather wise and we are proud to reinvent ourselves and use our ability to make it all better. i would like to thank the mta with their vision and the blue green way on cargo lane and of course last but not least the park of rec and park and without them we wouldn't be here today having this great celebration and i hope you come back with your dogs, with your families and picnic and enjoy yourself very much so thank you again. [applau
of the engineering staff from here at the port, an engineer from san francisco puv, and engineer from dpw. all three have experience here in the city and working with contract engineering firms. the process they went through -- they submitted initially as part of the response a written proposal. the team reviewed those proposals and scored them. each of the team was invited to make an oral presentation and answer specific questions to the team and those presentations and answers were scored as well. hrc staff reviewed each of the proposals and awarded bonus points and a letter is attached to the item. all three of the winning teams actually received the bonus points, and again those were parsons and jb and deangelo, ags so each of the master contracts will have a three year term and with an option of the port to extend them for additional year. each contract will have a not to exceed limit of 1.5 million dollars over the total life of the contracts. i am happy to answer questions that the commission have and we have peter here to answer any questions you have. >> so moved. >> second. >> any pub
in government for 23 years, i've been at those departments like dpw and others where we think in one dimension. this is where we clean the streets. this is how often we clean it. this is when we tell the cars to move off. and this is what dpw does and it does it pretty well within that constraint. if you shared that data with companies who are looking at where do people live, how -- what their patterns are, we can get a lot more creative. when we open our data, when we suggest to departments that they can work in collaboration, when we open up
, the dpw folk are cleaning the streets pretty well. [laughter] >> it's great to see all of you here today. you know, earlier this year, particularly during the budget negotiations, supervisor carmen chu and i and a number of other supervisors engaged in a lot of discussions about what our neighborhood small businesses could benefit from as we saw indications of our budget recovery. and clearly we understood and have always understood the role of small businesses. and they're the backbone of the city and our office of economic development was headed by todd who is here and joaquin is helping out with the investment neighborhood strategy. we wanted to really demonstrate that, our commitment. not just by saying it, but actually doing things that would really support our small business. scott and henry and many others, benny and others who have been around us know that my favorite thing is to go to a neighborhood commercial corridor like terra val or out in the sunset noriega and have meals or breakfast or a cup of coffee and really find out all the distinctions that each neighborhood has to
to a large portion of the valley. pg&e crews and san francisco dpw crews have been working fulltime, dealing we the aftermath of the storm. dpw says they have 150 people working throughout san francisco while these storm systems on the way. the great highway in the city is closed southbound due to flooding. the rain caused major traffic problem. this big rig jack notified at 8:45 a.m. on the connector to highway 101. why the truck hit the center divider is under investigation. the chp has been warning motor wrists to slow down during the heavy rains and flooded roadways. >> now, work on that powerline is apparently cut power to 72 homes in the area. 300 4 homes are without power in the east bay. 229 in the south bay and 30 in the peninsula. now, anybody who wants to use lucas valley road to get to west marin should call the chp to make sure that lucas valley road is still open. reporting live in marin county, abc-7 news. >> ama: we have had several reports of trees down. look at some viewer photos from you report. this large tree crashed yesterday in the backyard of a house in south san fran
to not have the port own the land any more. the city ons the right-of-way. dpw gets to own the street right-of-way, but the port owns underneath. we're in the process of appraising the value of the land as open space whereas publicly owned land with the open space designation which basically means you can't build on it, a building, and getting the [speaker not understood]. and then we have a different strategies we're trying to figure out how to negotiate with the port about how to convey that money to them. but they've already shown their willingness to go through the process, do the appraisal, to take the money over time to talk about different means to receive the money. that is a separate conversation. >> there is no availability -- i know we just passed the park bond or park recreation bond. i don't know if any of the funds there were not earmarked in a way they could be used for this project. do we know? >> i'm not sure actually. i feel like we're turning over many different financing stones and even laying the [speaker not understood] to take the lead on that. and everyone kind of fe
, what agency, and you have all kinds of agencies. airport, sfmta, dpw, dbi, rec and park. it could be anything like a plumbing permit. and no one would know when the first approval is. so, the whole thing is very vague. and then you get this thing about someone says, oh, supervisor wiener says, this is improved noticing. well, in some of these instances in the legislation, if you read it very carefully as on page 2, lines 1, 12, i wasn't going to net pick in the weeds, but i have to noticing could be optional or none. * 11 because depending on the circumstances, some notices are not required and in some instances they are, so, you don't know if as it's optional or required. so this is going to turnout to be very vague. then you have this thing where you have these hearings. well, a hearing could be scheduled as on page 14 lines 7 through 8f, but it doesn't have to be held. it says it just has to be scheduled. so, the clerk can schedule a hearing, but then the next criteria is, well, how long after? well, there's no minimum so you don't even have a 14-day minimum to wait and then t
. this is what rec and park does very well with dpw with all of the capital leadership in the city that i got to work on with the city administrator. we need to take care of the infrastructure in many ways and we are loving our parks and why we want this great investment to continue and this is another small yet important addition.
knew trees and then to do my edition. * new trees first i'd go to dpw, go get my tree permit that nobody is paying attention. that action happened. then it comes to the planning commission. is it now that they could not file a c-e-q-a appeal because they didn't file it on the tree permit? >> again, assuming the tree permit is a discretionary action, we did a cad ex for it, the cad ex would only apply to the action if that's the only action that we had in place -- [multiple voices] >> if the information that we acted on was incomplete and there was a change to the project or further development of the project that changed those conditions, go back to go here. essentially the c-e-q-a clearance is on what we know and what we address. if we didn't address an aspect of the project because it wasn't put before us, then that becomes a new discretionary action subject to new environmental review subject to new appeals. i guess, i would imagine people would give the whole project -- i do think we're shortening the window. i guess the question is, then, what is the process currently? l
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